Tag: Leicester City

20th January 2018- Premier League, Leicester City 2 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

Relive Leicester City v Watford: Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez give Foxes a 2-0 win

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez goals condemn Watford to Leicester City defeat

Marco Silva says Watford’s goal is Premier League survival after eighth defeat in 11

Marco Silva defends his tenure as Watford slip to eighth league defeat from 11

Leicester City vs Watford ratings: Molla Wague off the pace in Premier League defeat

skyA Jamie Vardy penalty and a late Riyad Mahrez strike were enough to earn Leicester City a 2-0 win over Watford.

BBC SportWatford have now won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches, while Leicester improve to two wins from seven in the league and move up to seventh place in the table.

TelegraphWatford are in a bad run. They have lost eight of their last 11 games, although the points banked at the start are keeping them out of trouble. Manager Marco Silva pointed out, as he is entitled to, that with six or seven first-team players out injured – Heurelho Gomes and Tom Cleverley joined the list before this match – any team would struggle. At least Orestis Karnezis, making his first start after Gomes pulled out with a back problem, atoned for his nightmare entry off the bench at Everton last November.

guardianMarco Silva dismissed any fears over his job after watching his injury-hit Watford lose at Leicester.

Watford announced Marco Silva’s sacking as Head Coach early on Sunday morning which was then featured by the following blogs along with reports from the Leicester game.

BHappy imageOK, so there was supposed to be a Leicester report. Sorry about that. Birthday drinks on Saturday night delayed that exercise and by the time I got round to sitting down events had moved on apace and an account of events at the KP Stadium had become almost superfluous, like a restaurant review of a curry shop that shut down a week ago.

FranIn line with other Premier League clubs, there was a minute’s applause for the wonderful Cyrille Regis, who passed away earlier this week.  Those of us of a certain age were deeply saddened at his early death.  He was a wonderful player to watch and one who was a trailblazer for the young players of colour that have followed him.

The Hornets NestOne win from our last 11 league matches, leaving us five points above the relegation zone (despite still being 10th in the league), coupled with a loss of confidence from the dressing room and shocking performances on the pitch and as a result the atmosphere at Vicarage Road beginning to turn toxic meant that something had to give.

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26th December 2017- Premier League, Watford 2 Leicester City 1

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Watford Observer

Watford v Leicester City live: Kasper Schmeichel own goal adds to Molla Wague goal as Hornets come from behind to beat Foxes

Watford come from behind to beat Leicester City and end six-game winless run

Marco Silva believes Watford showed ‘great character’ in Leicester City win

Heurelho Gomes singled out for praise by Watford head coach Marco Silva after saves in Leicester City win

Watford fans’ view: Hornets looking back to their best in Leicester City win

Heurelho Gomes relieved after helping Watford to Leicester City win

Watford v Leicester City ratings: Heurelho Gomes, Molla Wague and Andre Carrillo superb in Hornets’ comeback victory

Ben Watson delighted to seize Watford chance after ‘tough’ 18 months out of the side

BBC Sport Watford boss Marco Silva says he was never worried about their bad form, as they beat Leicester City to end a six-game winless run.

sky Watford picked up a first win in seven games after coming from behind to earn a 2-1 victory over Leicester at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day.

guardian Watford have bemoaned their misfortune in recent weeks but here Marco Silva’s team were grateful for the unwitting assistance of Kasper Schmeichel as they fought back from a deficit to end a miserable series of results. The Leicester City goalkeeper turned a cross by Abdoulaye Doucouré into his own net in the 65th minute to complete Watford’s comeback after Molla Wagué had negated Riyad Mahrez’s opening goal for the visitors.

TelegraphLittle more than an hour had passed of another stodgy Watford performance when Marco Silva’s side contrived to waste a promising free-kick so spectacularly that the resulting shot from Abdoulaye Doucoure flew out for a throw-in.

BHappy imageYes, Swansea on Saturday looked a winnable fixture, maybe, but the gentle descent in our recent run from the forgivable through the slightly unfortunate to the downright appalling hadn’t left us banking on anything much.

FranAfter a lovely Christmas day with the family, it was off to Vicarage Road to see if we could arrest the recent slump.   The Boxing Day game is one of the first that I look for when the fixtures come out.  I always look forward to them, even if they rarely give us anything to cheer (I am still smarting from the injury time goal by Kirk Stephens in 1979).

Tales from the VicarageAfter four defeats on the bounce, Watford returned to winning ways on a tense Boxing Day afternoon at The Vic.

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6th May 2017- Premier League, Leicester City 3 Watford 0

Previously v Leicester City

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Watford Observer

RELIVE: Hornets throw in the towel as Leicester put three past Mazzarri’s men

More away misery for Watford following another defeat

Mazzarri cites footballing reasons for Deeney omission

Mazzarri: Margin of defeat doesn’t reflect how game went

RATINGS: Poor individual performances in King Power defeat

Doucoure frustrated by set-piece woes

BBC Sport Leicester City guaranteed their Premier League survival with a deserved home victory over struggling Watford.

sky Leicester maintained their perfect home record under Craig Shakespeare in the Premier League as they beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday.

Telegraph Walter Mazzarri’s future as Watford manager appears increasingly precarious and it is Craig Shakespeare who looks far more likely to be in the technical area next season.  A fifth successive away defeat without scoring will pile more pressure on Mazzarri, while his decision to drop Troy Deeney is unlikely to generate support with the majority of supporters.

Independent Leicester cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Watford to all-but seal Premier League safety.

guardian A year can be a long time in football. Twelve months after the 5,000-1 shots were crowned Premier League champions here, goals from Wilfred Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton secured a victory for Leicester that moved them into the top half of the table for the first time since September.

BHappy image There are days when it’s just a bad idea all round.  The great empty swathes of seats in the away end for what should be a popular trip – local-ish, easy to get to, against the League Champions to boot – suggested that plenty had had the same thought.  Dad nearly didn’t make it, Daughter 1 pondered whether she should forego the afternoon in favour of preparation for her forthcoming SATs.  Meanwhile the pre-match pub turned out to be closed;  we opted for an alternative next to the station, but beat a disorientated path from the pub in entirely the wrong direction until we sorted ourselves out.  Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 Well then…  Another away game and another defeat without the ‘Orns scoring a goal.  We now haven’t scored away from home since we beat Arsenal, back in January.

English Premier League Table »
Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City
Burnley 2-2 West Bromwich Albion
Hull City 0-2 Sunderland
Leicester City 3-0 Watford
Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace
Swansea City 1-0 Everton

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19th November 2016- Premier League, Watford 2 Leicester City 1

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Matchday review

Mazzarri On Leicester Victory

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Relive all the action as Watford beat champions Leicester at Vicarage Road

Blistering start helps Hornets beat the champions

Performance and reaction pleases Hornets boss

Ranieri: We deserved a point

Watford midfielder couldn’t wait to get Liverpool game out of system – even on international duty

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SKY image report

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BHappy image Quite how the game would have panned out but for the penalty we’ll never know.  One possibility of course is that we’d have capitalised further on this extraordinary start, or that Leicester would have come back at us and, on failing to break through, overcommitted leaving us holes to exploit.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-19-13-20No sooner had we taken our seats after kick-off but we were out of them again as Capoue opened the scoring after Pereyra had broken forward and delivered a cross that was knocked down by Deeney for the Frenchman to hit home.  All of a sudden the cobwebs were swept away, the horror of Liverpool was forgotten and football was fun again.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 Prior to kick off, Leicester City kindly gave each of the travelling supporters a free hat.

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-17-02-07 While walking to the station the Leicester fans were trying to salvage what they could. “Does anyone know if Watford have played in Europe?” I piped up behind them, “Yes, getting to the third round of the UEFA Cup, 1983-84.”

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12th May 2013- Championship Playoff Semi-Final Second Leg, Watford 3 Leicester City 1 (Watford won 3-2 on aggregate)

BHappy image If you’ve come for a calm, balanced perspective on things you’ve come to the wrong place.  Surely nobody with a vested interest is capable of anything approaching objectivity this evening, in the context of the quite extraordinary last eight days…  your best qualified candidate for this is in Cornwall, of all places, so you’re stuck with me.  And just a few hours ago I was shuffling up a dazed Occupation Road with a bouncing six year old proclaiming that we were “definitely going to win the final.  For certain.  If they score a hundred goals, we’ll score a thousand….”.  That result, for one, is no longer in doubt, but don’t expect cold analysis here. We’re far too far gone for that.

BBC Sport Troy Deeney scored Watford’s aggregate winner in an extraordinary finish to their Championship play-off semi-final against Leicester.  Twenty seconds after Anthony Knockaert had a debatable penalty saved at the other end, Deeney thumped in a shot.

Telegraph Watford put themselves within touching distance of the Premier League after an extraordinary climax to their Championship play-off semi-final, which was decided by Troy Deeney’s 97th-minute goal.

guardian A quite astonishing finish to this play-off semi-final second leg saw the game swing from apparently certain success for Leicester to a Watford victory in less than 20 seconds.

English League Championship Play-Offs Semi-Final 2nd Leg
Watford 3-1 Leicester City (3-2)